Lourensford - Chardonnay 2012

South African White Wine
Lourensford - Chardonnay 2012

Country of Origin

South Africa

Key Information

Other Information

  • ABV13.5%
  • Food MatchPoultry
  • Food MatchSoft Cheeses
  • Grape TypeChardonnay
  • Vintage2012

The wine has a straw-yellow colour with a green tinge.

Zesty citrus, apricot and peach aromas characterize the nose with hints of fresh pears.

The palate is full and rich with the fruit flavours that follow through from the nose, perfectly balanced by the wood.

The wild fermented component gives a layered structure to the wine.

100% Chardonnay.

All grapes were sorted for quality purposes after arrival at the winery. Destemming and crushing followed after which the mash was conveyed to the presses via a mash cooling system and rapidly cooled the mash to 6- 8°C. Light pressing followed and the juice was settled overnight at about 10°C. The clarified juice was racked to a fermentation tank where it was inoculated with a chosen yeast strain. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at 18°C. Approximately 25% of the juice was racked directly to French oak barrels where fermentation took place with wild yeasts that occur naturally on the grape skins. Approximately another 25% of the wine started its fermentation in tank and was then transferred to barrel to finish its fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine was left in the barrels and on the coarse lees for up to 8 months. The lees were stirred up every two weeks to add to the complexity and structure of the wine.

1 Recipe match


Be the first to review, comment or discuss.


Don't miss the news.
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Tag Cloud

Hoxton Viru Liverpool Le Verger The Lakes Distillery Old Tom Spritz Blended Malt Antonio Palmarini IO Premium Christmas Armagnac Estonia Pilla Brothers Panos Dimou Andy Graham Coffee Whisky Aviation The Smugglers Cove Cai Anderson Covid-19 Native Petrus London Denmark Jack Mitchell Robert Burns Cocktails Goslings The Bitter Truth Pedrino Venice Pussers Hofmeister Elliot Doyle The Pickled Olive Select Aperitivo Spry Joe Wilkins Sacred Spirits Alibi One Percent Forest Joe Lynn Marquis de Montesquiou Valentine's Chris Churchman Goslings Rum Sherry Manchester Callooh Callay Holly Law Pere Magloire KIN Woolton Herno Gin Lockdown Cocktails Andy Turner Hygge Chester cocktails Sam Baxendale Timmy Falzon Will Edmondson Bounty Rum Batanga Tequila Gin Video Daffy's Atlantic Bar and Brasserie Elliot Shenton Rum Adam Day Double Dutch Samantha Cox Trailer Happiness Sommelier Kyle Atkinson Lanique St Patrick's Day Treacle Bar and Kitchen The Spirit Business Gin Masters Luke Bensley Steel Bonnets Sankey's Seafood Kitchen and Bar Xander Driver Erin Davies Award Distll No9 Sam Vesey Dishoom Mr Black Funkin Ron Coclon Edinburgh Herno RinQuinQuin Josh Ambrose Hannah Sharp Lexa Ulijaszek Josh Beazeley Black Fire Coffee Liqueur 40th Anniversary Rob Squire Shot Andrew Miller Reading Halloween Jindea Mecanica 33CankStreet Dave Marsland Mixologist Jefferson Marella Italy Prosecco Mayfield Byrrh Arcane Jerez Birmingham Rachel Orange craft beer Calvados Steven Young John Russell Toddy Matt Hurst Liqueur The Milk Bar Dark n Stormy St David's Day Little Mixers Wine Isaac Jones